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Old Ben Gun
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:05 am    Post subject: EMPI parts quality Reply with quote

Is it just me or are the EMPI parts the worst quality parts ever made. I have been trying to instal a 36hp fan shroud with dog house oil cooler. Im on my third shroud due to various manufacturing flaws. These flaws would not let me install the part. I.E. oil cooler would not fit into the shroud due to miss located (Spot Welded) Tin. Next shroud misslocated nut plates for dog house tin. Third shroud the end that slips into the cylinder tin on the right hand side was assembled wrong. This included a large bow on one corner and some tin welded out of possition. Im ready to pull my hair out Im so pissed off. I wrote the EMPI company an E mail and explained all of the above. No reply yet. I wanted to get input from the board here to help correct the problem. If you read this please provide your input as to the quality / sevice ability of the parts you may have bought from them. Thank you for your attention.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, everything EMPI, good luck with that. try scat. its the best non OEM there is for shroud that i have found.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO at least 90 % of the crap EMPI ( the modern era EMPI of course! Wink ) sells is total crap meant to suck un-knowing/ un-educated ACVW owners wallets dry.

I use very few of the items they sell... maybe cylinder shims and tin screws, the occasional exhaust system when time or budget won't allow for anything else.

all the other chrome dress up or other parts they sell are junk and I have tossed a great deal of it in the trash after removing it from other owners cars and putting on stock parts that fit and work.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, even the smallest and simplest of things...example, my wire cover holes are a little too far apart...ahhh...oh well, cheap shit anyways.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha, I had the same problem with the wire cover. I only use one of the bolt holes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reply to the letter yet. Thanks for information so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I have seen, modern EMPI products are garbage.

Restore/repaint/chrome original engine tin if you want quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the little gold sticker thats says ( taiwan- roc) says it all, same with hecho en mexico. 100% junk.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's all junk now,just trying to make a buck off the old name.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You pay for the name like 65vert said, Thats true with most anything in the world today! Confused
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